National Association of Professional Women Inducts Valerie Kozikowski, Chief Operating Officer of PRA Global Business Development, Into its VIP Woman of the Year

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Valerie Kozikowski, C.P.A., C.G.M.A., selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I’m pleased to welcome Valerie into this exceptional group of professional women. Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Valerie Kozikowski as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Valerie into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

Self-motivated, results oriented and driven to succeed, Valerie Kozikowski is a seasoned professional who has constantly set her goals to keep pace with her highest aspirations for personal excellence. Throughout her career, she has exhibited exemplary teamwork, expertise, integrity and dedication.

Ms. Kozikowski is Chief Operating Officer at PRA Global Business Development, which specializes in driving growth for clients in new, emerging, international markets. In addition to leading the company’s Client Services Team of worldwide professionals, Ms. Kozikowski sets up and operates companies in a wide range of international markets, including Brazil, India, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea.

“We help our clients select the right markets and then assist them in establishing sales, distribution and operations in-country to accomplish their objectives,” said Ms. Kozikowski.

After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Central Michigan University, she earned her Certified Public Accountant designation. She also completed Harvard University’s Owner President Manager program for owners of privately held businesses.

Ms. Kozikowski’s current position within PRA Global Business Development fully utilizes the dedication and aspirations for success that have earned her this recognition from the National Association of Professional Women, honoring her as an inspiration and a leader in her industry.

Awards & Accomplishments: Certified Public Accountant; Harvard University’s Owner President Manager Program, Bachelor’s, Central Michigan University, Accounting and Management Information Systems; Crain’s Detroit 40 Under 40

About NAPW
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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